Finance Planning & Analysis Manager

Finance Chennai, India



Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager


Associate Company Location         :      Buckman Laboratories (India) Pvt Ltd

Department / Division / Region    :      Finance (APAC)

Location of Work                             :      India

Seniority Level                                    :      Mid Senior Level

Travel                                                    :      10%



The Financial Planning and Reporting (FP&R) Manager, APAC is involved in full spectrum of financial planning and reporting activities in APAC region.

This role report to the Financial Controller (FC) and support the FC in financial planning and reporting by consolidating and evaluating information from all entities in APAC and preparing the APAC management reports as well as providing recommendations to streamline the planning and reporting processes. Key responsibilities include monthly reporting, forecasting, budgeting, cost reduction analysis, and preparation of operational performance and management reports.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance
  • Possession of ACCA/CPA/CA certification is preferred.


  • At least 5 years relevant working experience in Financial planning, analysis & reporting role, preferably in a manufacturing MNC environment
  • Minimum 3 years in a regional role.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the monthly actual or forecast reporting templates and consolidate APAC region data for analysis, review and reporting purpose
  • Develop and provide insightful analysis & reporting templates for the company or business unit level
  • Support FC in company performance & variance analysis including business unit, profitability and KPMs and identify key drivers of business variances in the BU or organization level
  • Key contact liaising with multiple stakeholders from APAC region, Corporate or other region on requests and queries
  • Diagnose problems, interpret information, resourceful and critically evaluates information for win-win solution.
  • Manage & drive the budget/forecast process
  • Engage in cost reduction analysis and prepare operational performance and management reports.
  • Review, recommend and implement good reporting controls and procedures.
  • Handle any other special initiatives or adhoc assignments assigned by the line manager.

 Skill Requirements:

  • Hands-on experience and proficiency in system and reporting applications such as SAP, MS Office applications. Advanced Excel skills is a must
  • Solid organizational, interpersonal and problem solving / analytical ability
  • Excellent professional presentation & communication skills with experience in conducting workshops/training.
  • Highly motivated, dedicated, hands-on and resourceful who is proactive, patient and results oriented
  • Multi-tasking ability is essential and able to perform under stress.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to rapid change environment in a fast-paced, changing and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
  • Good technical knowledge of Financial Reporting Standards, Company Acts and local regulations is advantageous